Erinvale Golf & Country Club
Erinvale Golf & Country Club is truly one of the best known and most spectacular in South Africa. Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg, the view to the Hottentots Holland Mountains and over the False Bay is stunning. The first 9 holes in the lower part are quite easy. But the second 9 holes further up are a real challenge for every golf player.
Holes: 18 holes
Distance: 5892 metres (19330.7 feet)
Member competitions: Thu and Fri, guests are welcome if invited by a member.
Vodacom Golf Village
To practice your swing or perfect your putting, Vodacom Golf Village is the place to go for a golf location around Cape Toen. This driving range has 50 tee-box bays that provide a ryegrass platform to 7 target greens. Each bay is equipped with a bag stand and specific yardage card. A practice bucket of 50 balls cost a meagre R15. If you want to improve your game with a professional golf trainer you can do so. The rates for coaches on the golf courses in Somerset West and Strand are about R100 per 45 minutes.
Somerset West Country Club
Somerset West Country Club is one of the few traditional country clubs with facilities for tennis, squash and bowls as well as golf. This golf course with old trees is a place where the average golfer can expect to play 2 or 3 shots under his handicap.
Holes: 18 holes
Member competitions: Sat and Wed from 11:30am, guests with official handicap are welcome
Helderberg Village Golf Club
Helderberg Village Golf Club, 9-hole golf course, was established mainly for residents in Helderberg Village, it is also open to visitors wanting to enjoy a quick game of golf. This South Africa golf course is well maintained, quiet and seldom overcrowded with 2 x 9 holes, 5448m (17874 feet)
Member competitions: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (ladies), visitors are more than welcome.
Arabella Country Estate golf course
Arabella Country Estate's golf course is challenging enough to bring you back for more, enjoyable enough to make you not want to leave. Its design challenge was headed by the renowned architect Peter Matkovich. His undoubted success has resulted in a course that complements the environment without disappointing the golfer, whether expert or amateur during a game of golf in Cape Town.
Bellville Golf Club
Bellville Golf Club is spread along a pleasant valley in the Tygerberg hills in the upmarket suburb of Welgemoed, not far from the Centre of Cape Town. This hilly Cape Town golf course is surrounded by Houses, has been recently upgraded by Golf Data's Robbie Marshall and Mark Muller, extensive and high-quality work.
King David Country Club
King David Country Club ranks as the course with the best-designed holes in the Cape Town area. The 12th at King David is one of United States Senior star Harold Henning's favourite holes. For sheer toughness it takes a lot to beat King David's 410 metre (1345.1) par-three 3rd hole - stroke one on the card. Trees line the fairway on both sides here, so a stray shot is always punished. And, like the 12th, the green is raised and falls away on either side, making for an exacting approach shot.
Royal Cape Golf Club
Royal Cape Golf Club is the oldest club in South Africa; it was given its Royal title in 1910 after a visit by the Duke of Connaught. Royal Cape has been host to many SA Opens over the years and has a proud history and golfing tradition. The championship course has 18 holes that feature 58 bunkers and 6 beautiful water features.
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Stellenbosch Golf Club is situated at the foot of the imposing Simonsberg Mountain. It is described as one of the most scenic courses in South Africa. The golfer is treated to magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and the famous vineyards that make this area the 'Nappa Valley' of South Africa. It has superb views of the setting sun and Table Mountain in the distance, whilst Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountains form a spectacular backdrop close by.
Strand Golf Club
Strand Golf Club is the only course separated from the sea by a narrow strip of land - along which Beach Road runs, situated close to the sandy beaches of False Bay. It is no exaggeration to say this championship course is exposed to fresh and strong breezes sometimes even gales. In fact, in honour of the wind, an annual tournament called the 'Southeaster' is held here every April.
Strand is also known for its water features. The golfer will encounter no less than 11 of them during a round at this Cape Town golf course.
Holes: 18 holes
Distance: 5562m (18248 feet)
Member competitions: Sat (whole day), Wed, guests with official handicap are welcome.
Clovelly Country Club
Clovelly Country Club is a rural course set in the Clovelly Valley, surrounded by dunes, overlooking False Bay in the Indian Ocean. The fairways are immaculately kept with bent grass greens. Clovelly is one of Southern Africa’s most picturesque and challenging courses, famous for it’s rolling computer irrigated fairways, undulating holes and magnificent landscaping Clovelly compliments its rich coastal environment.
Championship: 5869m (19255.2 feet)
Club: 5869m (19255.2 feet)
Senior: 5869m (19255.2 feet)
Ladies: 5869m (19255.2 feet)
Devonvale Country Estate
Devonvale Country Estate is in Bottelry Road, Koelenhof. Situated next to Hartenberg estate, outside Stellenbosch, with mountains and wine farms as a backdrop, the setting is indeed memorable. This South Africa golf course is part hilly and part flat. The 423-metre par-four 17th - stroke one on the card - tests both the golfer's power and skill. A dogleg-left, the drive must be long and accurately hit to have any chance of reaching the green in 2.
Hermanus Golf Club
Hermanus Golf Club is located just 120Km from Cape Town, Main Road, Hermanus, at the southern tip of Africa. The Hermanus Golf Club offers the keen golfer 18 incredible holes of golf. The Hermanus Golf Club is a private course; which has become one of the most popular golf courses in the country - a definite 'must play' course. Hermanus Golf Course offers privacy to the members, yet accessibility to the public. Hermanus is a soft spikes only course!
Langebaan Country Club
Langebaan Country Club is a links-type course, designed as a figure 8 winding around residential stands. Located on the unspoilt Cape west coast about 70 minutes drive from Cape Town, the elegant clubhouse offers panoramic views of the 15km (9.3 miles)-long Langebaan lagoon, which is part of the West Coast National Park, and Saldanha Bay harbour in the distance.
The 18-hole championship South Africa golf course is 6185m (920291.9) long and affords golfers views of the lagoon, the surrounding hills and granite outcrops. A man-made lake constitutes a water hazard at the par-five 18th, and doubles as a freshwater bathing spot for a selection of Sea Birds. The carry over the water at the closing hole is 92m, making for a potentially dramatic finish to the round.
Metropolitan Golf Club
At Metropolitan Golf Club you enjoy your game in the most centrally situated green belt of Cape Town. Adjacent to the V&A Waterfront (5 minute walk!) with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. Metropolitan Golf Club is officially a 9 hole course but a variety of greens and tee's resulting in a different challenge for the second round.
Holes: 2 x 9 holes, Parkland, Par 72
Distance: 5852m (19199.4 feet)
Milnerton Golf Club
Milnerton Golf Club is 8kms (4.9 miles) from Cape Town's Waterfront, in Bridge Road, Milnerton, Cape Town. It's wedged between the royal blue Atlantic Ocean with white sandy beaches on one side and the Rietvlei Lagoon and wetlands on the other. This course in Cape Town was originally laid out of west coast scrub and initially comprised of 6 holes, eventually extending to 18. Recently Golf Data completed major redesign surgery to upgrade the layout to championship standard.
The Club and course offer unrivalled views of Table Bay, Table Mountain, Lions Head, Robin Island and Blouberg Strand. As for the Rietvlei Lagoon and wetlands, they provide a haven for many bird species. Play the course on a calm benign day and it does not play overly long, however if the South Easterly or North Westerly is blowing it will have you reaching for every shot in the bag.
Mowbray Golf Club
The Mowbray Golf Club player is spoilt as there are beautiful tree-lined fairways and the view from the 15 tee has to be seen to be believed! The approach to the clubhouse on the 18 hole also deserves special mention. Mowbray Golf Club is located in Raapenberg Road Mowbray, blessed with awesome views of Table Mountain. The course is well designed and provides a testing round of golf in Cape Town. It has recently been expertly reshaped and contoured with a few additional water features added.